Northup re-enactor to appear at Museum of Dance

Northup re-enactor to appear at Museum of Dance

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
This Sunday, for its third annual Black History Month Celebration, the National Museum of Dance features Solomon Northup re-enactor Clifford Oliver Mealy. “The past is too much of our present,” Mealy says. “My goal is to make people comfortable to talk about race.”
 
Scrapbook visits restaurants, club, grocery from '40s and '50s

Scrapbook visits restaurants, club, grocery from '40s and '50s

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
When people were in the mood for hamburgers and chicken dinners during the 1940s and 1950s, they were in the mood for Danny’s or the Ritz.
Music and passion were always in fashion at the Club — the 631 Night Club.
 
'40s flashback: Sears sale, Swan Cleaners strike made news in decade

'40s flashback: Sears sale, Swan Cleaners strike made news in decade

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
"Oil-o-Matic” was a key word for some people during the 1940s. For others, “auction” “strike” and “international relations” were in personal vocabularies.
 
Sworn in in ’48, Owen M. Begley vowed to be worthy of the people’s confidence

Sworn in in ’48, Owen M. Begley vowed to be worthy of the people’s confidence

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Owen M. Begley was honored to become mayor of Schenectady. “But with that honor comes many responsibilities,” Begley said, after taking the oath of office on Jan. 1, 1948. “I hope that in the performance of the duties of that office I will prove worthy of the confidence that you people of Schenectady have placed in me.”
 
Black film and discussion series probes civil rights struggle

Black film and discussion series probes civil rights struggle

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
A film and discussion series chronicling the struggle for civil rights will be held Saturdays in February, Black History Month, at the Schenectady County Historical Society
 
ALCO workers achieve raise with 37-day strike in '51 (with photos)

ALCO workers achieve raise with 37-day strike in '51 (with photos)

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014
All Lobby DiLorenzo, Joe Maiorielli and thousands of their pals wanted was an extra 16 cents an hour. The administration at the American Locomotive Co. in Schenectady decided against the raise.
 
Civil War talk to focus on role of church members

Civil War talk to focus on role of church members

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
After selling cars for 26 years, Rob Dickson has moved on to selling history. A former salesman for Morris Ford in Burnt Hills, Dickson will be speaking on the Civil War next Sunday at the First Reformed Church in Schenectady.
 
1941 Alco Big Boy to be refurbished in Wyoming
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1941 Alco Big Boy to be refurbished in Wyoming

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
An Alco Big Boy, 73 years after it rolled off the production line in Schenectady, and 53 years after it was retired by the Union Pacific, is gearing up for another trip.
 
Photos from 1950s remind us that winter still has a ways to go

Photos from 1950s remind us that winter still has a ways to go

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
So far, January has not been a formidable winter month. Just so people can see all the recreation they’re missing — the merry mirth that comes with deep white ground cover — Scrapbook is publishing winter photos from the 1950s.
 
Solomon Northup’s story gets Oscars spotlight
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Solomon Northup’s story gets Oscars spotlight

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Hollywood and the rest of the world may have discovered Solomon Northup last year, but to the Capital Region he has been a prominent part of local history since 1999.
 
People were out and about, having fun in January '84 and '85 (with photos)

People were out and about, having fun in January '84 and '85 (with photos)

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
It's early January and the holidays have truly ended. But people in 1984 and 1985 found joyful seasonal diversions in their respective Januaries.
 
January '69: New beginnings for a new year

January '69: New beginnings for a new year

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
The first days of a new year are often times when groups and societies install and introduce new personnel. Capital Region Scrapbook this week visits January 1969 for those type of events.
 
Authors worked to keep bias out of book on presidential trios

Authors worked to keep bias out of book on presidential trios

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
“U.S. Presidents: From Awesome to Awful,” his latest book from Three Lakes Publishing, co-authored by Siena College colleague Tom Kelly, is another indication of how Doug Lonnstrom looks at much of the world through the prism of history.
 
Another look back: Fashions and faces among favorite '13 Scrapbook photos

Another look back: Fashions and faces among favorite '13 Scrapbook photos

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
The Daily Gazette’s time machine is humming and throwing sparks for 2013 today. And a New Year’s custom continues, with encores of favorite photos published in this year’s collection of Capital Region Scrapbook.
 
Christmas through the years: A look back at favorite holiday images

Christmas through the years: A look back at favorite holiday images

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
Over the past dozen or so years, Capital Region Scrapbook has printed bunches of photos with Christmas themes. Here, we’re running some of our favorites from past holiday seasons.
 
 

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